As a tradesman, you are familiar with having to carry around too many tools. You never know when the time may arise where you need that right angle drill. Sure it might only be once a month, but you still have to carry it so you don’t miss a beat. So your tool bag is filled with extra tools and in the end, it can just be money sitting around since it’s not used that much. Well, Bosch has decided to do something about it. So let’s jump into the Bosch Flexiclick review. The model number is GSR12V-140FCB22
Bosch Flexiclick Review Overview
The Bosch Flexiclick is not a unique concept but I have to admit, it’s a very cool concept. You have a drill that has interchangeable heads. So if you are drilling holes, you can use the drill head. However, if you need to get into a tight space, you can remove the head and attach the right angle drill head. Pretty cool in my book.
Bosch Flexiclick Review Features
Bosch designed the Flexiclick around their 12V battery platform.
The meat and bones of the tool is very compact and lightweight. The tool puts out 265 in-lbs of torque with a two-speed transmission that has 0-400/0-1,300 rpms. The tool is extremely lightweight coming in at 1.8 lbs.
Bosch uses their traditional rubber grip and 12V handle style which I find very comfortable.
The trigger is variable speed and easy to control and keep a specific speed. The forward and reverse are located where you can easily access it with your thumb or finger to change directions. As with other Bosch 12V tools, the battery status gauge is on the tool and not the battery.
The tool has 1-20 torque settings with a drill setting.
The LED is fairly bright and is located right under the drill head. The LED does a decent job putting the light in your area of work. You will still get a shadow due to the location of the LED placement.
As we talked earlier, this is a multi-head tool which means you can switch the heads from one to another. You will notice that everything is metal which means it will be durable and last. When you put a head-on, it fits perfectly and is a nice tight fit without any unintentional movement in the head.
To change the head, just turn the ring to the unlock position and take the head off. You can now insert a new head and lock back into place with ease.
The tool comes with four different heads which means you can pretty much tackle any job. The offset and right angle can be installed at different positions.
The right angle can be used with all three attachments and in 16 different positions.
Bosch Flexiclick Review Performance
For me, I have never been a huge fan of multi-head tools just because they seem like they do every okay and don’t really excel. The Bosch is different. No matter what head you put on the tool, it excels. The drill does an awesome job and when you switch to the right angle drill, you don’t notice a difference. So for me, this is an awesome tool and a multi-head tool that I would invest in.
The drill performs like you would expect from the Bosch 12V system. While it won’t compete against a 18V, the drill is smooth, easy to feather the trigger and powerful enough for most jobs.
Even when you switch to the right angle drill, you don’t feel a loss of power or ergonomic balance. There isn’t a delay in drilling or fastening.
If you want to use it with the Hex attachment head, you don’t know it’s a multi-head tool. It feels and operates just like a screw gun.
Even the offset head works smooth. No loss of power or feel of the tool.
Bosch Flexiclick Review Value
The Bosch Flexiclick retails for about $200 which is a steal. The Flexiclick is rock solid and you won’t even know it’s a multi-head tool. No matter which head you have on, you can feel the power.
Try buying a quality drill, right angle, a screw gun and offset tool with two batteries for $200. You can’t buy those tools for $200, so for me, this is a great value.
Bosch Flexiclick Review Final Thoughts
I realize this isn’t for everyone, but for those who want the freedom, this is a great buy. Why spend all the extra money on tools that will sit around? Bosch created a “Jack of All Trades Tool”, that really works. Normally with multi-head tools, you can feel the power loss. With the Bosch Flexiclick, that isn’t the case. No matter which head you have attached to the tool, it’s performance is exactly the same. Powerful and easy to use.
This is perfect for those tradesmen who need a compact tool that is powerful and has the freedom for multiple jobs.
Mine arrives tomorrow !
Sweet, let us know what you think.
This is both a great “only drill” for infrequent users and an utterly fabulous Festool CXS killer for cabinet work. It’s 1-2″ shorter depending on the chuck you use and is much more balanced in the hand. The only posh benefits the Festool has that Bosch left out are the belt clip and the magnet track for holding bits/screws, but I don’t really care so much when it’s $130 cheaper and less likely to get stolen, too.
I’ve had the lock rings on the chucks get wedged in some slightly askew positions that made their removal frustrating for a second or two, but it’s a pretty good coupling design overall. Might get more consistently annoying if drywall dust builds up in there, though, as it’s a mighty tight fit.
Thanks for the feedback. Good point about the drywall dust.
very helpful information about Bosch Flexiclick—good job Eric Jopp!
Thanks for the feedback.